Water Quality Coalition
EDUCATION ACTIVITIES FOR 2020
All education activities this year are virtual. Click on the links (or buttons) below to direct you to online events that may be live or recorded. Not all of the events are hosted by the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition. They are from many different affiliates around the local area. Note: Some links will take you away from our Irrigated Lands website.
Members are required to keep track of the education events they attend. For your convenience, here is a Member Education Log you can download or print to document the education activities you have attended.
Alternatively, you can print flyers or print screens of the events for your records.
ILRP & SVWQC Overview
Watch this video* of an overview about the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) and the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (SVWQC).
Dixon/Solano RCD WQC is one of 13 sub-watersheds that make up the SVWQC.
Click the button below!
*Much thanks to Chelsie Bryden, Program Coordinator for SVWQC for creating this awesome and informative video.
Annual All-Member Meeting
Note: This a recorded video of the All-Members Meeting from November 5, 2020, The first 6 minutes has some feedback noise but that is resolved for the reminder of the approximately 50 minute video. Watching this video counts for annual education in the DSWQC. No quiz will be required this year.
CURES - Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship
For CEUs - continuing education units - for growers who have completed the NMP/INMP self-certification program and want to maintain their certification, click on picture below to visit the CURES website to find a course.
All of the courses on their website qualify and meet the education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program, as well.
Their courses are open to anyone. You do not have to be NMP/INMP self-certified to take one of the courses. The post-quiz is only required if you want CEUs.
Some of the topics for the self-study courses and live webinars* are:
Crop ET Tutorials
*Registration may be required for the live webinars
Click here to visit the CURES website.
CURES - Best Management Practices (BMP) Videos
Interference Perimeter Spraying
Orchard Spray Drift
Irrigation Tailwater Return
Brought to you by our partners at Solano RCD:
Building Healthy Soils
Creating Wildlife Habitat on Your Farm
Beautiful Hedgerow designed and planted by Solano RCD
January 26, 2021 10am - 12 Noon
Take a virtual visit to the Wild Oak Vineyard Demonstration Site in Suisun Valley, CA and learn about their cover crops, hedgerow, and riparian habitat projects. Take a quick course in “Soil Microbiology 101:” what is soil health and why is it important? Find out about UC Davis research regarding cover crops and carbon storage in subsurface soils. And discover how Healthy Soils Best Management Practices can help meet pollinator habitat requirements from the Xerces Society.
Note: The first 10 minutes of the presentation are not recorded due to technical difficulties.
SOIL HEALTH CONNECTION
University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California’s agricultural systems.
HOSTED BY: Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD executive director and Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor